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I've had this problem for several months now, I'm extremely frustrated.

Basically this all started when I traded my i5 2500k for my friends 3130 & $100. I installed my i5 into his system and his 3130 was working fine, we played a little BF3 before I removed it. So throw in my 2500k and it worked fine on his system, I went home and installed his i3 and this loop cycle (shown on video below) started. I took it to a PC Repair shop and I got a diagnosis for around 10 bucks, they said the motherboard was broken. I went on ebay and bought a new motherboard (Z68A-GD65) for around $65 new (good deal) so I just got it and it does the same thing.

Things I've tried.

Different Motherboard (got a new one )
Different RAM
Different PSU
Clear CMOS
Remove Motherboard's battery & put it back in.
Re-did my build from scratch, made sure no standoffs were touching the motherboard
Reapplied thermal grease on CPU


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL0fCHSpJ5E&feature=youtu.be

Specs:
i3 3220
HD 7870
Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz LP
Z68A-GD65


Edit:

To make clear, the PC does not boot at all, no post, no BIOS screen.

Thanks
post #2 of 6
If the 3130 worked, then why is there a 3220 in it now?

Can you get the 2500K back to test a known good that worked?


Which stepping revision is the GD65?

The B3 revision doesn't support Ivy Bridge. The G3 revision does out of the box.

There is a BIOS update here (click me) that allows for Ivy Bridge support. Version should be P.1 from 2012-04-16. You'll need the 2500K or another Sandy to do the update, though.
Edited by That Guy - 7/5/13 at 6:01pm
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Is that an Ivy i3? If so, you might need to update the bios on the mb to run that cpu.
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I am confused since on ebay it says it's the B3 version, but the mobo says G3?

Ebay Link : http://www.ebay.com/itm/310606958756?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648

Picture:
Edited by joseph1912 - 7/5/13 at 6:10pm
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If the mobo says "G3" as pictured, then it's the G3 revision.

It seems I may have misunderstood the CPU compatibility tabs for each revision.

G3 BIOS update DL's

You'll need to go through the BIOS update process with the G3 as well. Same P.1 version from 2012-04-16.

I would still assume a Sandy CPU is needed.
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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by That Guy View Post

If the mobo says "G3" as pictured, then it's the G3 revision.

It seems I may have misunderstood the CPU compatibility tabs for each revision.

G3 BIOS update DL's

You'll need to go through the BIOS update process with the G3 as well. Same P.1 version from 2012-04-16.

I would still assume a Sandy CPU is needed.

Thanks, I will try this tomorrow, I'll let you know.

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